October 14, 2009

Avalanche awareness night for the Snake River Valley

Copied from East Idaho Off-Piste

Friends of East Idaho Off-Piste will be hosting a free avalanche awareness night on Friday, October 23rd. We will be showing The Fine Line - A 16mm Avalanche Education Film. This is a high energy film that rivals some of the better movies out there with amazing ski, snowboard and snowmobile footage. This is a great film for the seasoned backcountry enthusiast wanting a pre-season mental refresher as well as an important education in basic fundamentals for any aspiring backcountry user.

Here are the details:
When: Friday, October 23rd at 7pm - 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm
Where: Ririe High School Auditorium - 260 1st West, Ririe, ID. 83443 (park and enter the auditorium on the west side of the school)
Cost: FREE
Who: Anyone who travels or wants to travel into the side-country, backcountry, and alpine environment to ride, slide, or climb.
Why: Awareness, unity, meet new friends, and it will just be darn fun!

Some of you might ask, "Why Ririe?" Well that's simple and it's not because it's close to my house! The Ririe High School has been kind enough to let the community gather in their auditorium free of charge for educational purposes! Also, it's somewhat of a central location for folks in the Snake River Valley and those from Teton Valley who will drive over the hill to attend. Just make the drive to Ririe, it will be worth it.

Please spread the word and let's kick off the ski season with safety in mind.

See you there!

(if you are viewing this on Facebook, you may need to visit http://www.nopiste.blogspot/ or http://www.deanlords.blogspot.com/ to view the movie trailer)

The world’s best skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, and climbers join the world’s leading avalanche professionals to bring you a new movement in avalanche education. “The Fine Line: A 16mm Avalanche Education Film” is a cinematic journey that unites the cutting edge of winter action sports with youth education about responsible backcountry usage. An opening film is the prime emotional hook and four training films dive into the details of backcountry science. Massive avalanches, epic riding, year long time-lapses, crazy true stories, deep cable cam powder, Alaskan heli to heli, and educational materials made visible. Engaging, educational, and inspiring: This film could save lives.